underfoot {paola navone}…

i’ve searched long & hard to find an image to match the one playing on loop in my head…

& at last the search is over…

this dining room {in fact, the entire property} quite literally takes my breath away & it doesn’t surprise me for one moment to learn that it’s the work of one of my absolute favourite designers, paola navone…

i could write a thesis on what i love about ms navone’s work {her lightness of touch, use of materials, blend of modern & hand crafted}, but i’ll save that for another day as right now i can focus on one thing only: this floor…

in one fell design swoop ms navone has tackled & conquered one of my all-time biggest design irks: floor transitions {it’s right up there with bedside tables & carpet}…

with so many beautiful flooring options available today it positively pains me to see how altogether limited we are in our approach to transitioning from one to another…

not for me the visually-jarring, metallic eyesore that is aluminium trim which threatens to carve up the flow of a space in one gleaming flourish…

instead, i will gladly take a leaf out of ms navone’s design book because this, my friends, epitomises how it should be done: one pond-like surface unapologetically bleeding into the roughly-hewn lines of the next with not so much as a threshold in site…

images via: vosges paris

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8 thoughts on “underfoot {paola navone}…

    • divine right!?! i love that she let the lines of the hexagon tiles carve their way into the floorboards… how many designers would have chopped off their edges and made it a big ol’ nasty rectangle!!!

    • seriously, i very, very loosely messed around with a vaguely similar idea for one of my projects, but could never quite pull it off… & then i saw this… pure perfection… why aren’t all floors like this!

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